Booking a hotel room gives any anniversary evening that "special occasion" touch, but only if you put in a little extra effort. Treating your significant other to a romantic evening away from home takes more than a reservation and a basic cable package; you need to do some research before you book and some preparation before the big night if you want to really rekindle some romance on your special day.
Ask about the room's location in the hotel. A corner room is the best way to score some privacy for you and your special someone, as foot traffic is significantly lower than it is, say, across the hall from the ice machine. If you're planning on a room with a view, ask about the direction that your room faces -- one side of the hotel might face the beach, while the other faces a not-particularly-romantic parking lot.
Book a room with romantic amenities, such as a hot tub, a fireplace and a king-sized bed. It gives you more ways to relax together as a couple.
Choose a hotel with room service. The two of you will have more time for romantic R&R if you aren't worried about dressing up for breakfast. If you really want to make things memorable, choose a hotel with specialty services, like in-room massages.
Ask the front desk about late check-out times so you and your partner can enjoy a late morning and keep the romance going without worrying about packing your bags and scurrying out the door.
Sneak off to the room before arriving with your sweetheart -- if you can't get away from anniversary festivities like dinner, enlist a friend to set things up for you. It might sound cliche, but surprising your loved one with a room adorned with candles and flowers shows that you put forethought into the occasion and went the extra mile. Have romantic music playing and a bottle of your favorite wine ready and waiting for you.
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Wine or Champagne